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Louise Rogers I began weight training when I was about 20-21 years old. Before this I trained in athletics, particularly sprinting. I was also heavily into classes and cardio training, for sometimes up to 2 hours a day.

This changed after I completed the Premier Training Personal Training course. Upon completion of the course I started working part time in a bodybuilding/power lifting gym, and I was partnered up with a colleague who was training for power lifting competitions. It was an unlikely pairing however it gave me a real introduction to weight training, specifically power lifting. A few months later I made a switch to bodybuilding type weight training.. and from here I started regularly weight training and phased out much of my cardio training.

After a while I started seeing changes in my physique. However it wasn't until about 5 years later that I thought I might give a competition a go! I remember I had often looked at different fitness magazines seeing the likes of Monica Brant and thinking "wow".. although I thought it would be unattainable. However after consistently training for so many years I thought I would try doing a local qualifier for Body fitness (figure) to see how I would go.

I started preparing for my first show in January 2008 and I really had no idea what to expect from the whole competition experience! I also had no idea whether I would be 'good enough' to step on the competition stage. However I had a fantastic support team around me who were really encouraging me to have a go and try it... So I went along to compete at the South Coast UKBFF Qualifier. It was really quite overwhelming but I placed 1st - much to my shock!! From here I qualified to compete at the UKBFF/IFBB British Championships in Nottingham.

I competed at the British Championships placing 1st. Becoming UK BodyFitness Champion 2008.

My third and most recent competition was the IFBB World Championships in Como, Italy. I placed 5th overall in the world, becoming the first woman in the UK to achieve an IFBB Figure Pro card abroad!
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